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“Fantastic location, good food, nice ambiance” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe
Grand Place 12a, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 546 16 60
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Ranked #148 of 2,491 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Steakhouse, Vegetarian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The brand new Hard Rock Cafe in Brussels, located in the heart of the city’s historic Grand Place, will rock your senses with tantalizing food and drinks and an awe-inspiring rock memorabilia collection. Priceless pieces from legends John Lennon, The Who, The Sex Pistols, Bono, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley grace the cafe walls along with more contemporary items including a stage costume worn by Madonna.Hard Rock Cafe Brussels dining areas include upscale design features and innovative technology, featuring the Rock Wall™ Solo, an interactive touch wall featuring technology enabling fans to explore the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia collection and virtually tour all of the company’s 174 venues around the world.To blend the city’s bohemian, eclectic feel with the energy and vibe of the Hard Rock brand, the cafe is located in a restored 16th Century building and delivers a Hard Rock experience unique to the City of Brussels. The cafe has more than 5,800 square-feet of space, including spacious seating for 150, a live music area for weekly events, a late night lounge and a merchandise-filled Rock Shop.The Brussels cafe’s Rock Shop, offers rock ‘n’ roll-inspired items, as well as favorite collectible Hard Rock Cafe Brussels merchandise in its exclusive retail location. This Brussels-specific merchandise can only be purchased at this location, offering an exclusive design quality that enhances each item’s appeal. Fans can also acquire Hard Rock’s much-coveted signature pins, including new, limited-edition Brussels pins, which reflect the spirit of the city and the authenticity of Hard Rock’s merchandise.For more than 40 years, Hard Rock has offered guests classic American fare in a rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere. Hard Rock Cafe Brussels will be the ideal location to showcase the brand’s world-famous cuisine, including Hard Rock’s Legendary Burgers, signature Smokehouse items and more. In addition to its food, Hard Rock offers unmatched specialty drinks from its award-winning bar menu, from Hurricanes and Margaritas, to its Alternative Rock non-alcoholic beverage menu featuring favorites like Wildberry Smoothies and Crushed Velvet “martinis.
Geneva, Switzerland
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“Fantastic location, good food, nice ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

One of the latest additions in Hard Rock World, located on the Grand-Place itself ! Worth seeing inside as they did respect and keep the previous architecture (i.e. several little floors). Food was good, with all the standards. Although we got our burgers a bit too cooked ;-)

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Guillermo C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Hi Fabian!

You are right, one of the latest Hard Rocks!!
We opened last summer and we are so proud to be located in the beautiful Grand Place square. It was very important for us to keep the originality and the authenticity of such a particular environment. We are glad you liked it!!
Hoping to see you back soon and thank you very much for the high score!

Have a rocking day,
Your Hard Rock Cafe Team

Guillermo Castells
Sales & Marketing Manager
Hard Rock Cafe Brussels
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New York, État de New York
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“Great but not the best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Shortly, good time with friends in this place. Great as all Hard Rock Cafe.
However the bar is very small, really but kind people, great food, great atmosphere as usual.
the decor is perfect full of mythical elements of rock.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Guillermo C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Hi Teddy!

Right, not too big but still fun and rock 'n' roll :)
Lovely to hear you had a great time. Thank you so much for your compliments about our food, service, atmosphere... You deserve one too: You rock!

It would be awesome if you come back and we hear from you again.

All the best till then!
Your Hard Rock Cafe Team

Guillermo Castells
Sales & Marketing Manager
Hard Rock Cafe Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Another Hard Rock success”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Since I live in Brussels and go on intermittent searches for a great burger, the Hard Rock opening a while ago was a pleasant surprise for me. i have been there 3 times so far and would say that the burgers, ribs and chicken are the high points. I did try the beef fajitas once and was disappointed as I have been spoiled by very good Mexican restaurants in the States and one in Wuerzburg, Germany. But I do like the ambiance and always find the staff very friendly and helpful. Its on my permanent list for reasonable priced places in Brussels!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Guillermo C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Hi!

There you go - Our burgers are simply a legend. And already for more than 40 years!
All started a while ago...

" I couldn't find a good burger in London, so I opened Hard Rock Cafe on Old Park Lane". - Isaac Tigrett (Our co-founder)

And since then we keep on delivering authentic experiences that rock anywhere we go. We just love what we do! Great to hear we are on your top list of best places in Brussels.

Please send us your feedback anytime you come over.
We would love to hearing back from you!

Love all - Serve all
Your Hard Rock Cafe Team

Guillermo Castells
Sales & Marketing Manager
Hard Rock Cafe Brussels
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Arlington, Virginia
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“For when you crave American bar food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Good American bar food in a 'different' setting. Prices are high, but at least the service is better than anything you would get elsewhere in Brussels. I can't tell you how much I appreciate being able to get free water and refills.

The servers are great and happy to engage with guests. One small observation I'd like to share with management -since you are clearly striving for American-style service - is that on numerous occassions I felt that the greeters/hosts are not engaging or proactive enough. Still miles ahead of the rest of Belgium, so well done!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Such fabulous service...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Nestled a little discreetly in a corner of the Grand Place, My husband and I headed in at 7pm on a Friday night, we were met by a very friendly gentleman, who advised us that it would be a maximum of a 50 minute wait for a table, but that we could grab a seat in the bar while we were waiting.

Which we did... the ground floor of the Hard Rock Cafe has a shop selling merchandise and a bar, there is the typical music paraphernalia on the walls and lots of large flat screens playing rock music.

I only managed to get through half my pint (about a 20 minute wait) before our table was ready upstairs in the restaurant. Arranged over four different levels, the whole restaurant has a cosy feel with a great atmosphere.

We'd actually seen the Hard Rock Cafe menu before (we ate there for Thanksgiving) and really wanted to try a burger. First though we started with the nachos, with some extra guacamole. They came with pepper, melted cheese and sour cream over them. Which were delicious and actually would have been more than enough for a whole dinner for one person.

The service was again both very friendly and very efficient. Our burgers were prepared perfectly and served with fries and a small salad.

Unfortunately we were too full for dessert. The Hard Rock Cafe is a great choice for good service, good food and good drinks.

We will definitely be back for a third visit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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